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The War Room With Jennifer Granholm

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  Current    The War Room With Jennifer Granholm    News/Business.   
   (2012)  (CC) (Stereo)  

    November 5, 2012
    9:00 - 9:59pm PST  

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states my father, my hero, joe biden. [ applause ] >> i move to mom night by action clammation, joe biden. >> well, that's beau biden nominating his dad for a second material. besides his day job as chief law enforcement officer in delaware, beau has been barn storming his way across the country traveling to nevada, wisconsin ohio i'm sure others in support of his father and the president. tonight, we're so pleased to welcome delaware attorney general beau biden inside the war room. he's coming to us from
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wilmington. thank you for joining us. >> the best clip of the entire convention was yours governor. i haven't gotten to praise you on your speech, it was phenomenal. >> second only to your dad and you, that was an awesome and moving moment that you guys encountered there and that we all were witness to. obviously delaware's attorney general, and as attorney general in general the issue of voters suppression, which is really hot on our list of topics today is really big. this is not an issue in delaware, i assume. that. >> it's not. as of now we don't have any reports of any issues and we have lawyers as you know as a former attorney general you deploy lawyers across the state. which we're in the process of doing to represent the state and our commissioner of elections.
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we have no problems, knock on wood here in delaware. >> i know you must be worried like i am a all of these efforts especially that we saw this weekend, today ohio and florida to voter suppression could be widespread enough that it might swing the election in favor of mitt romney. are you concerned? >> yeah, look, anytime there's reports and there are as we speak, of making it more difficult for people to vote, whether it be in florida or certain other reports in different states, it obviously raises concerns, both in my capacity as attorney general as well as a strong advocate for this ticket. >> i want to show, you have fought for our nation. you have been somebody who has upheld democracy in other roles. i want to show a quick clip of a wisconsin video featuring you. >> this is about priorities and guidance. president of the united states and my father understand that we need to make sure we honor our commitment to the veterans. >> you're also a jag in the
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delaware national guard and spent time in iraq. how do you convince members of the armed services, who often vote republican, to vote for your dad and president obama. what's your message to them? >> well, my message to veterans and military personnel all over the country and i just got back from virginia and as you know there is a huge hill tear population, we have a strong commander-in-chief. >> your dad is one of my very favorite people in the world. how is he holding up in these final days of the campaign? does he have a voice? how is he doing? >> i spoke to him last night. i think i spoke to him from, i think he was in ohio, i think ohio and he had his voice and was calling to check on me and his grandkids my kids, my wife and my kids, he'll be here tonight and we'll all vetoing
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my dad and i my wife and mom and my sister will be voting in philadelphia, but the four of us, we'll be voting here and getting on a plane an heading off to a final rally and finally in chicago. he's got a sixth gear. he's fired up, and, you know, he's ready for the they can 24 hours. >> thank you for joining us inside the war room, beau biden really appreciate your perspective and we're keeping our fingers crossed. >> up next, the senate, the house, the presidency. we know the stakes are high but those aren't the only things you're going to be voting on. we're going to look at some of the (vo) this tuesday, current tv presents special election coverage, with unrivaled social media, straight from the campaigns, the pundits, and from viewers like you. with exclusive analysis and commentary from al gore, someone who knows a thing or two about close elections. >> overall, it was a clear win.
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>> now that's politically direct. >> so keep on tweeting and maybe you'll have your voice be part of this democracy and see your tweets up on our screen.
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♪ ♪ >> this is promised land. snow. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> that is the boss. that is the promised land. that is bruce springsteen playing to a crowd in des moines iowa, the site of president obama's last campaign rally of the 2012 campaign. the president's expected to speak in just a little bit but we had to share some bruce with you, some bruce love inside the war room, very nostalgic. tuesday, voters are going to decide not only our next president, but weigh in on some of the most important issues, one the biggest is marriage
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equality on the ballot in maine maryland washington and in those states, the push is to legalize gay marriage, but in minnesota, there is an initiative to ban it. now polls show that the battles are tight in all four states, but there do appear to be majority's supporting gay marriage in maine and in washington state. in maryland, it's looking really, really close because that state's governor o'malley has made a push for the effort, but the biggest hurdle has been convincing the state's large african-american community to support it. martin luther king, jr.'s niece alvita put out this ad against it. >> i understand the civil rights struggle. during the movement, we were working for taxes education housing, jobs and health care. as a minister, i believe that the naacp leadership and gay rights activists have folder an unholy alliance trying to
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convince us that marriage needs to be redefine. we did not define marriage and cannot redefine marriage. >> joins us now within the great carl fritsch. welcome back inside the war room. >> good evening governor. >> how do you think tomorrow that the states are going to side on the issue of marriage equality since there are so many of those on the ballot? >> well, you know to quote joe biden, this is a really b.f.d. it's a big deal. only one time have voters not approved a ban on same-sex marriage. that was in arizona and two years later they approved it, so the chance at a lgbt activists and those that support simple human dignity and gay rights have to approve marriage equality in washington, maryland and maine i think is historic
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and i think it's very likely in those three states, particularly in maine and in washington. >> well, you alluded to this a little bit but there is some significance to having a ballot initiative on gay marriage pass. they have come from state ledge atures or the courts. what would a vote by the electorate at large symbolize? >> i think it would symbolize a shift. one of the talking paints we heard from antti gay bigots tort last several years is i'm not a bigot, even obama's against marriage equality. they don't have that talking point anymore and now rely on the simple fact, they say 30 plus states, the voters have spoken. they denied marriage equality. they're not bigots. are you calling them bigots? we have a very high probability that one or two, we are happens three of those states are going to affirm the rights of ldbt
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people that they have the same rights to marriage. i think that's a remarkable feat. you played alveda king. she's more of a mail order reverendship. martin luther iii promotes marriage equality as does president obama. i think that will go a long way in maryland. >> that's one of the issues we'll be watching. there's other ballot initiatives. there are seven states that have initiatives regarding losenning restrictions on marv, colorado, oregon and washington would allow the use of marv for non-medical purposes, regulating them like alcohol. do any of them have a chance of passing? >> i think washington and colorado have a good chance. what it's really coming down to in those states is women.
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with mothers who got the prohibition in this country and it could be mothers that could keep us from having legalized marv. it looks like young people, it's a generation thing but men support legalized marijuana. in colorado, it looks like it's going to pass, very close. obviously that could help the presiden in washingtotoadad the initiative passing by 16 points. i think romney should be talking about this stuff as much as possible. he's going to need to go someplace to smoke something to deal with it. >> something tells me he doesn't want to touch it with a 10-foot pole. i understand what you're saying about women. mothers worried about their kids or they think marijuana is a gateway drug i bet you that's a big barrier in those states, but something tells me it's going to
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pass overwhelmingly. there's a series of issues, idaho, california and alabama have propositions that accounted limit collective bargaining, and then michigan has an initiative that would put collective bargaining rights into the constitution. how do you think this election could impact union rights? obviously this may be slowing from what we saw with scott walker in wisconsin. >> right i think california's posed to reject that initiative and should. workers have a storied history in california of standing up for working families and i think will remain able to be able to be politically active. in large part, the attacks of mitt romney on the american auto industry have fueled interest in that campaign and created excitement. bam become that's a right to work state. i haven't seen much from the campaign but assume the people supporting it, it goes something
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like jesus didn't like to organize. [ laughter ] >> you know, he had 13 apostles with him. >> you are too funny. carl, thank you so much for joining us inside the war room. i know you are excited for tomorrow. i only wish you would be here with us. >> the bunting is up, the flags are being unfurled. there are new yorkers and los angeles residents loose in the thomas jefferson said that a successful democracy depended on an informed electorate. our country's future depends on you. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv.
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my name's jon forsythe and i sea food differently. >> you're back inside the war room. joining me now is former new york governor and host of view, eliot spitzer. at the big board is our epic politics man, michael shure. it's time to play our favorite game the electoral map app. michael, you're going to tell us the significance of the number cb323 is. >> 323 not just a los angeles area code, which it is, guys. i feel like that is the number that at the end of the night tampa barack obama will have in electoral votes and i am giving him, i am giving mitt romney colorado and giving the president florida. >> that is big! >> north carolina, that goes to mitt, but doesn't matter.
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>> you're giving him florida. >> i'm giving him florida. i think the trend in polling in florida over the last week is showing that with the early voting and with the spontaneous voting that's happened in the wake of seeing the president be the president as we have for the last week, i see florida going up. >> i love it. eliot, what would you take or add. >> i hope you're right obviously, but i'm not quite sure about florida he doesn't need it. >> you give florida to mitt romney and the president is reelected. >> you agree with him on colorado? >> colorado's a swing but i think ohio, virginia, michigan, wisconsin are pretty solid. i don't see how mitt romney threads the needle even if he does take florida. >> it's a tough road for mitt romney. he can't win the presidency on an ordinary night without ohio. he knows that. he is campaigning now in pennsylvania because of that.
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i think you're beginning to see a little bit of a leak. >> i agree that he's got that the president is going to win. i think it's 303 and would put colorado in the president's camp but we'll see. >> tonight just remember, tonight in dicksville they're going to be voting. >> do you think there's a chance that he ends up losing the popular vote? >> i do. what we're seeing is that in some of the other states like texas he may see an outpouring of conservative votes that will kill the popular vote. i think they're maybe undercounting some areas. >> hurricane sandy you just came from new york, you know what it is. you are from new york. >> new york is such a blue state, it is going to go for the
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president. >> the popular vote, does it take some percentage away? >> it will be minimal, because the regions in the communities that were hurt devastated and our hearts go out to him are numerically small. the outpouring for the president will be huge in new york. >> i want to play an ad and get your reaction to it. take a listen. >> president obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. my promise is to help you and your family. [ cheers and applause ] >> so i love this ad, because it's brutal, and it really shows the utter, you know, the utter lack of adherence to science that the republicans have, and
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it shows how the romney campaign has not been supportive of fema as well as the lack of respect for climate change. do you think michael, i didn't know you've seen it, eliot you've heard it, do you think it's effective? >> i think it's more than effective. i think it stops you in your steps when you're watching it. when you see a crowd of people and they amplify the crowd there, you know, demeaning essentially science and then you see the results of what the scientists are telling you i think it's a devastating ad. >> that was actually mitt romney's best moment in his speech, because he was saying to the public, we have this president who speaks in grand language, grand thoughts, promises grand things, but hasn't delivered what you really need which is something on the table. the emotions were very real. i think you're right. they elevated the sound at the moment but i remember watching
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the convention, he sort of was piercing the bubble of what had made us love barack obama and brought him down to makeling him a mere mortal. it did work in a bizarre way. >> it was a tough moment at the convention for me to watch because i saw the reaction of the republican crowd which was very positive and unfortunately we are out of time you guys. but next time, i'll see you plenty tomorrow night. we'll be able to have that conversation. >> up next, clean and simple, my final thoughts on the choices facing america tomorrow.
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at cepacol we've heard people are going to extremes to relieve their sore throats. oh, okay, you don't need to do that. but i don't want any more of the usual lozenges and i want new cooling relief! ugh. how do you feel? now i'm cold. hmm. this is a better choice. new cepacol sensations cools instantly, and has an active ingredient that stays with you long after the lozenge is gone. ahhh. not just a sensation sensational relief. >> viewers of the show, you know how i feel about mitt romney. i don't want to waste my breath on it. i want to talk about you. tomorrow morning i want you to wake up and tell those undecided and apathetic voters that their country needs them.
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they have one civic duty as a citizen and they should show the men and women who wear a uniform that those men and women are fighting for something worthwhile. so ask that apathetic voter to imagine a president that looked like john f. kennedy and then tell them to imagine that that president insured that all americans can now get health care without worrying about it bankrupts him. under his leadership, america's most feared enemy was killed. imagine that this president got us out of two wars. imagine that he had won a nobel prize and resurrected the world's opinion of america. imagine a president who even when it was unpopular saved the backbone of american manufacturing, the auto industry and it's million middle class jobs when it was most fragile. imagine that president who reformed wall street, protected
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consumers and reformed education so every child in america was taking a college prep curriculum in high school. imagine this young president ending sanctioned discrimination in the military and pay discrimination for women in the workplace. imagine that this man had arrived in the midst of the biggest economic crisis since the great depression and still had created almost 5.5 million private sector jobs while slowing government spending to its lowest levels in 60 years. imagine this young president had ushered in record highs in consumer confidence in the stock market, in business profits and in new housing starts. i bet you tomorrow's on the fence voters might think that such a president could only be imaginary, some fictional hero. if you had told them that barack obama was going to do all those things four years ago, they would have said that is not possible, but look what he's
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done! that's my president and your president. he has achieved so much, and with a congress that's hell bent on his defeat. so take that apathetic voter forthwith to the nearest voting booth. there are 90 million people who choose to stay home, even after all this nation has been through, and even after all this president has done, so you're mission, your duty is to pull them out of their apathy, to wash the cobwebs of sleep from their eyes, to pull them on to their leaden feet and carry them on your back if you have to and get them to the polls. we're at war for the future of the country. in this war room, this show has been about the battles over our country's future, so fellow warriors, now is the moment to take up your arms and get to
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your precinct battle stations. in 2008, we changed the guard. in 2012, we guard the change. let's do this! have a great night everybody and we'll see you back here tomorrow night.
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